D.C. gay couples on the rise
- We're taking over! Deal with it.
So this is why the Capital Pride Parade seemed bigger this year: According to new census figures, the number of self-identified same-sex couples in the region has surged.
In the past decade, the number of people who said they're in a same-sex relationship grew by 51 percent in Maryland, and 49 percent in Virginia. But! This doesn't necessarily mean Michele Bachmann is right, that there's some homosexual agenda indoctrinating our youth. According to the Post, gays and lesbians were reluctant to check the "unmarried partner" box on the 1990 and 2000 censuses.
The highest percentages of same-sex couples in the area live in D.C. or the surrounding neighborhoods of Rosslyn, Takoma Park, College Park, Cheverly, and parts of Alexandria. There is not, however, always safety in numbers.
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